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Negative expressions indicate that something is not so. To make an entire sentence negative, use one negative expression—such as no, not, nothing, nobody, or never.
Avoid using two negative expressions in the same sentence. The result is a double negative, which is incorrect both logically and grammatically.
Do not use partial negatives—such as hardly, barely, or scarcely with another negative word.
The following sentences illustrate incorrect and correct usage of negative words:
I dont want any help.
I want no help.
I dont want no help.
The hikers couldnt wait to go.
The hikers could hardly wait to go.
The hikers couldnt hardly wait to go.
Click the correct sentence.